893.50 Recovery/4–2348

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to the American Ambassador in China ( Stuart )88

[Translation]

Excellency: Your letter of March 2989 has been noted with immeasurable appreciation. It is certainly gratifying that China has won such a righteous and sincere friend.

The basic purpose of China’s national revolutionary struggle of the past several decades has been to realize the Three People’s Principles. The National Assembly presently convened to carry out constitutional government is in truth the fruit of the ceaseless efforts of the people of the Republic of China. Hereafter, the whole nation will, with a single heart and a single mind, seek to manifest and glorify the democratic spirit. At the same time, I firmly believe that with such a great, unwavering force, it will surely be possible to wipe out completely the Communist bandits, who rebel against the nation, harm the people and [Page 490] obstruct constitutional government, and to complete the great work of democratic unification, so that the Republic of China can carry out to the full its obligation of maintaining world peace.

While it is true that the successful completion of the United States China Aid Act is attributable to the profound understanding of China on the part of United States Government officials and civilians, as well as members of the Senate and House, Your Excellency’s painstaking work as an intermediary was the greatest factor contributing to its success. The Chinese Government will certainly not fail to put the United States aid supplies to prompt and satisfactory use. Furthermore, it particularly values the sincere friendship thus manifested by United States Government officials and civilians so that hereafter cooperation between China and the United States will become even more intimate and harmonious and fulfill Your Excellency’s generous intention in lending your greatest assistance.

This reply is especially indited to express my gratitude with best regards,

Yours, etc.

Chiang Chung-cheng
(Chiang Kai-shek)
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador in despatch No. 195, April 23; received May 4.
  2. Not found in Department files.